For many parents, handmade toys are often preferable to those mass-produced varieties commonly seen in most toy stores. And for those that believe that the best handmade toys are those that are made with their own two hands, wood toy patterns can be of tremendous benefit. Patterns can be found for just about any wooden toy imaginable, provided one can put for the time and effort to find it.
Creating handmade toys from wood can be a challenge, especially if one has little experience in woodworking. Wood toy patterns are designed to take the guesswork out of the process and usually include detailed instructions as well as illustrations of each step. However, the complexity of these plans can vary depending on the project and as such most experts recommend starting with something simple.
Unfortunately, even the best wood toy patterns are useless if one doesn’t have the tools for the job. Even the simplest of plan sets require a basic set of woodworking tools in order to complete the project satisfactorily. While the required tools can vary, basics such as a band saw, sander, and a drill press are needed for most of these projects.